Understanding Primary & Secondary Research

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Understanding Primary & Secondary Research

When it comes to collecting sources for any project or¬†assignment you’re working on, there are sources that are collected through gathering new data and there may be sources that have already been produced that you may use on said assignment. Primary research being defined as new data that is gathered that hasn’t been collected before and secondary research being collecting existing information and data that is already existing. The Names Project is a strong and fruitful example of both terms of secondary and potentially primary research which can be collected through either diaries, photographs, Notes, etcetera. Personally, while working on my part of The Names Project, I am using very important and inclusive information that will help me with the panel that I am working on. This information takes on the form of a letter, a piece of beautifully intense writing that vividly described the relationship between the victim and the writer. This letter was based upon the loss of both brother and close friend, this is detailed as a brother mourning the loss of Jimmy Popejoy. While as this letter is defined as secondary research, this letter will assist me greatly in understanding primary¬†research for this project. I say this confidently because when finding something as significant as a letter made for the person who you’re specifically doing research on, it can be a great helping mechanism for finding new data, metadata if you will. Nevertheless, the panel I continue to work on consists of me using me using both primary and secondary research in order to make an amazing report on this project.

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